Ok, maybe not the DAY I turned 44, but it seems this year I’m “feeling” my age more. Especially within the last week or so. Ever have a stretch of time like this…. I’ve been feeling good. My whole family has gone through some awful stomach bug – one by one – and luckily I was able to avoid it. I was washing dishes feeling … Continue reading I Turned 44 And I’m Falling Apart – Pass The Aspirin
I was the chubby, husky or cherubic kid. Whatever cute little word you want to use for overweight. As an adult – I’m the big guy. The big brother. The teddy bear best friend. Whenever someone would cast a movie of their life, John Goodman gets cast as my character. Recently, my quest to get healthier went head-on with the Food Unholy Trinity – Thanksgiving, … Continue reading Mind of the Modern Man Podcast – Episode 8 – I HATE Diets
My wife has suggested I try a new subscription service that specializes in great looking graphic t-shirts. She mentioned it before Christmas. Again, around my birthday and then again around Father’s Day. I was slow to take the hint. Like many of the Modern Men in our 40s, my t-shirt collection was a mishmash of shirts from over the past several (some 20+) years. Yankee … Continue reading Keith Signs Up For Wohven Subscription Service – A Review
After yesterday’s story with my favorite apps to keep myself awake while rocking the baby back to sleep in the middle of the night, I received a few messages from our readers… they all ask… “But how do YOU fall back asleep after that!?” That’s a great question. To me, I didn’t put much thought into that aspect while I was writing the piece. The … Continue reading Follow Up Story – The Baby Is Finally Asleep – What About You!?
As Billy Crystal used to say on Saturday Night Live, back in the day, “It’s better to look good than to feel good.” How does the Modern Man find time to look good beyond a shower and a disposable razor shave? We have family. We have jobs. We have homes to care for and then all the little things that fill every moment between those … Continue reading A Modern Man Success Story – Christian Iannucci – Doorbell Barbers
Last week I was talking about how eating healthy has changed how things taste for me. Some foods I used to run away from are now quite delicious to me – including Indian Food! One of the items I mentioned that we’ve recently tried was a gluten free cupcake made with chickpea flour and chocolate hummus as frosting. My wife made these for the family … Continue reading By Popular Demand – Gluten Free & Low Sugar Cupcake Recipe
The battle with losing 20 lbs before my next Doctor’s visit continues! I’ve been doing real well sticking to my healthier eating style. (Aside from the necessary trip to Deviant Donuts – totally worth it.) The plan continues to be to change up the style of how I’ve been eating. Cut back on carbs, no sweets, smaller portions. Instead of a tuna grinder for lunch, … Continue reading Trying To Eat “Right” … At A Sports Bar
On my diet – I cheated on my diet! Calm down! Sheesh! It’s been 3 weeks since the annual trip to the doctor I told you all about in my last post. The dreaded “you need to lose weight” conversation. I’ve been so good. I’ve pretty much cut all sweets and carbs out of my diet. And it has not been easy. Let’s go back … Continue reading I Cheated And It Felt Great!
When we had our first kid, it was time to start taking care of myself a little better. That meant that it was time to get an annual physical. Being in my 40s made it even more important. I hated doctors. They would take my blood pressure, temperature and bang my knee with a rubber hammer. Then, just as it would be seemingly over, I’d … Continue reading Getting (a) Physical – The Battle of the Bulge Begins
“You learn something new every day.” Time for this week’s installment of things that I learned. Let’s get to sharing! Getting Older Means Caring Less About Looking Cool I’ve always worn Nikes. ALWAYS! Needed sneakers – BOOM – Nikes. The same size for year and years. However, it was pointed out to me that as I was talking a walk with the family, that my … Continue reading What Did I Learn This Week? – #4 – February 19, 2018
You’re at a party, having a great time, feeling no pain. Then – blammo – that tortilla chip flips the wrong way and the roof of your mouth is ripped apart in a small silent agony. You try to play through. Some more sips of your beer, a little potato chip action with some soothing French onion dip – and you’re feeling better. Then, without … Continue reading When Chips Cut The Roof Of Your Mouth… And Other Annoying Pains
GUIDE #3: STYLE & GROOMING The Modern Man likes to look good – and feel good too! In our 40s, it’s not as easy as it used to be. Here are 8 presents that will keep your Modern Man looking and feeling good too. Mad Viking Beard Co.’s Beard Balm madvikingbeard.com $16.99 Beards used to be thought of what a man grew because he was … Continue reading Mind of the Modern Man 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Style & Grooming